DiGestix™ differs from other products by the source of enzymes that are used. All enzymes are of organic origin, produced by fermentation where fungi such as Aspergillus, Rhizopus, Candida, Saccharomyces and Bacillus subtilus spp are used. These enzymes are combined in a single tablet because of their unique abilities, and capability of working optimal inside the gastrointestinal tract of pets.
The enzymes of animals are mainly produced in the basic environment or the intestine. When the enzymes are combined as a tablet they will not be able to survive the acid environment of the stomach unless there is a protective coating around the tablet. Unfortunately such a tablet coating is expensive.
The organic enzymes in Digestix™ offer a solution to this problem. First of all, the enzymes are less sensitive to temperatures, which also makes them more active. Also the organic enzymes are less sensitive to acid. Microbial enzymes are active within a pH of 3.0 till 9.0. This way the enzymes work in the stomach as well as in the intestine.
The so called enzyme activity of digestix™ which are set by the Food Chemical Codex are FDA licensed.
The enzymes in Digestix™ are selected to optimize the breakdown of food in the entire gastrointestinal tract.
|Addet per tablet
||Added per tablet
||Niacinamide (Vit. B3)
||Pantothenic acid (Vit. B5)
||Folic acid (Vit. B9)
||Cobalamin (Vit. B12)
||Vitamin A (1000 IU)
||Vitamin D3 (100 IU)
||Vitamin E (5 IU)
Other Ingredients: Bulking Agent (Maltodextrin, Calcium Carbonate), Palatability enhancer (porcine and chicken liver powder, Anti- Caking Agent (Stearic Acid, Silicon Dioxide).
|Cats and small dogs (< 5 kg):
||½ tablet up to 2x per day
|Dogs 5 - 10 kg:
||1 tablet up to 2x per day
|Dogs 10 - 25 kg:
||2 tablets up to 2x per day
|Dogs 25 - 40 kg:
||3 tablets up to 2x per day
|Dogs 40 - 50 kg:
||4 tablets up to 2x per day
|Dogs >50 kg
||5 tablets up to 2x per day
Use on regular basis before meals. Give as a treat or crumble and mix with food.
Ingredients: Bulking Agent (Maltodextrin, Calcium Carbonate), Digestive enzymes, Palatability enhancer (porcine and chicken liver powder, Anti- Caking Agent (Stearic Acid, Silicon Dioxide), Vitamins.
Analytical Constituents: Crude protein 27%, crude oils and fat 9%, crude fibres 3%, crude ash 10%.
Free from: yeast, sugar, starch, lactose, gluten, artificial colors or preservatives.
This products is a supplementary feed for dogs and cats (contains digestive enzymes and vitamins).
Do not deviate from recommended dosage. Do not take if the product has expired
Storage: Store in a dark, dry place at room temperature. Keep out of reach of children.
Obligatory statement: A dietary supplement cannot be considered a replacement for a well-balanced meal.
Enzymes are special proteins in the body who play a key role in all biochemical reactions and digestive processes. Most of the time the digestive enzymes are classified in three different groups, depending on the different kind of food they help break down:
- Proteases break down proteins;
- Lipases break down fat;
- Carbohydrases break down carbohydrates.
Digestive enzymes are indispensable when it comes to the breakdown of foods. The enzymatic breakdown operates as follows, it starts with moistening in the mouth and ends in the small intestine where enzymes further split the foods in separate nutrients. Approximately 90 % of the foods are absorbed in the small intestine.
Enzymes are produced in different parts of the alimentary canal. The process of digestion is a subtle combination between food and organs, whereby enzymes have to be issued in de right order, at the right place and at the right time. For instance, the enzyme pepsin is delivered by the stomach and works in the acid environment of the stomach, where other enzymes are delivered by the pancreas to the small intestine and only work in a basic environment.
FOR WHOM IS DIGESTIX INTENDED?
Digestix™ is intended for every dog or cat who cat benefit from digestive enzymes. This can be a pet with temporary or continuously problems due to the lack of digestive enzymes. Also pets who mainly eat meat and animals who are conducted with the BARF principle may benefit from digestive supplementation such as Vetrazyme™.
The elderly pet is an important animal. With increasing age the ability of the digestive systems decreases. The stomach will produce less acid and the production of digestive enzymes decreases as well. The pet can show this for instance when it has problems with excessive gas or with the stool. In such situations it might be helpful to use a supplementation with digestive enzymes. These digestive enzymes are taken in with the feed and help the digestive system. The food will be better digested and the nutrition will be better absorbed.